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    "AFTER ACTION"
First Quarter Reports 2014
January – March 2014
   

     
 

Royal Hutt River Legion - Command HQ Report.
(Nain, PRINCIPALITY of HUTT RIVER)

 

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Headquarters Command has continued in it's command role this past quarter, supporting it's elements in the field and promoting the RHRL in all possible avenues.

This last quarter see's the first quarterly report in from the RHRL Unit if France, the 1st Michaux Platoon and it is very nice to have them now beginning to see some action. As we have become to expect, the 1st Barton Platoon has continued to advance in all areas with even more actions carried out than previously. This unit should be an inspiration to all of us in what can be done on one's own backyard to help others.

This is an ideal time to once again remind all that we are seeking those willing and interested in enlisting in the Royal Hutt River Legion to serve the Principality in it's Defence Forces and your own local community in it's needs.

In HRH Service,
Board of Officers - RHRL Command HQ

 

1st Barton Platoon
(Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

Looking back over the first quarter for 2014 I am impressed by how much we have achieved. Of the four priorities listed in the final report for 2013, recruitment, providing food to homeless people, providing books and magazines to libraries and community organizations and providing secretarial support for Benevolent Hands, the latter three have been fully achieved, although more effort needs to be devoted to seeking new recruits.

Of our members and supporters Sgt Amanda Casselton remains an active and enthusiastic member. She took a leading role in collecting food for the Animal Protection Society of Western Australia and in collecting magazines and books for the Armadale Health Service and other community organizations. Having overseen the printing of a series of postcards to raise funds for Benevolent Hands she has proven herself an enthusiastic and competent sales person who has sold an impressive number of postcards in a very short time.

Cpl Lisa ‘Aliya’ Oliver has been hampered by poor health during this period. However this has not stopped her from contributing to the platoon, providing cat food for the Animal Protection Society and preparing books and magazines for donation to community organisations. Cpl Oliver’s commitment to RHRL was recognized in the 2014 New Year’s Honour’s List when she was appointed a Member of the Illustrious Order of Merit.

Of our regular supporters Pamela Searle has actively assisted some of our society’s most disadvantaged members, distributing food to homeless people in Perth. She has also donated clothes to the Red Cross and driven a cancer patient from the country to medical appointments.

Our second regular supporter, Jennifer Jenkins, has already begun work on a project for the second quarter of 2014, providing Easter eggs to Starick Services Woman’s Refuge. Ms Jenkins has provided three elegant cane baskets to be filled with eggs.

Activities January to March 2014

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Animal Welfare -- The platoon donated 48 tins of cat and dog food to the Animal Protection Society of Western Australia (APSWA) Shelter. The food was provided by Capt Barton, Sgt Casselton and Cpl Oliver and delivered by Sgt Casselton.
 

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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Western Australians -- The platoon donated copies of Overloading Australia by Mark O'Connor and W. J. Lines (provided by the Department of Premier and Cabinet) and African Art to the Ethnic Community Council of WA. Capt. Barton posted the books which had been wrapped and addressed by Sgt Casselton.

The platoon donated a copy of Oman and Australia; Our Growing Ties, provided by the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet, to the
Australian Arab Association. Sgt Casselton wrapped and addressed the parcel while Capt. Barton posted the item.

The platoon donated a copy of Everyday Chinese; Authentic Language for Real Life Communication to the Chung Wah Association. Cpl Oliver wrapped and addressed the book while Capt. Barton delivered it. The book was provided by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The platoon donated a copy of Everyday Chinese, Authentic Language for Real Life Communication, provided by the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet, to the Australian Asian Association of WA. Cpl Oliver wrapped and addressed the book which was delivered by Capt. Barton.

Capt. Barton and Cpl Oliver donated The Hellenic Foundation for Culture 1992 – 2008, provided by the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet, to the Hellenic Community of WA.
 

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Domestic Violence -- Capt. Barton posted information on the Woman's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WCDFVS) International Woman's Day Sparkling High Tea on the Warren Blackwood Human Services Network (WBHSN).

The platoon donated a copy of The End of Game to the
Woman's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services International Woman's Day fundraising morning tea for them to use as a raffle or door prize. The event raised $1820.00. RHRL support was acknowledged through a letter of thanks from WCDFVS.
 

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Families -- The platoon donated a copy of Just a Number by Helen Fitzroy to a woman who had suffered a miscarriage. The book was donated by the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet.
 

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Health -- The unit donated 16 copies of Australasian Coin and Banknote Review, The Economist, The Spectator and The Weekend Australian Magazine to the Armadale Health Service Mental Health Unit. Capt. Barton, Sgt Casselton and Cpl Oliver attached RHRL stickers and delivered the magazines.

Posted a copy of
March Flies and Their Medical Importance on WBHSN.

Sgt Casselton donated fifteen copies of Gourmet Traveller, Home and Garden and Wheels to the Armadale Health Service Mental Health Unit. Capt. Barton and Cpl Oliver attached RHRL stickers and delivered the magazines.

Our supporter Pamela Searle drove cancer patient from the country to medical appointments in Perth. She also donated household goods to Red Cross.
 

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Homeless People -- Capt. Barton, Sgt Casselton and Pamela Searle fed 26 homeless people in inner-city Perth.
 

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Indigenous Australians -- Posted a link to Kaartdijin Noongar / Noongar Knowledge, a guide to Noongar culture and history hosted by the South-West Land and Sea Council on WAIN and WBHSN.
 

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Information Provision -- Posted a link to ComLaw on the Western Australian Information Network (WAIN) and WBHSN

Posted information on An Unqualified Success, a biography of a former Commonwealth Parliamentary Librarian on WAIN.

Posted a link to Bitcoin; A Primer for Policy Makers from Policy (Vol 29, No 4, Summer 2013 - 14) on WAIN.

Posted RHRL 2013 last quarter report on WAIN and WBHSN.
 

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Libraries -- Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton donated the March - April 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs to the Shire of Manjimup Public Library.

Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton donated a copy of Celebration of Life; Dedicating God's Particle 10989 to H.R.H. Princess Shirley; provided by RHRL Command, to the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Pamela Searle donated sixty novels to Forrestfield Community College.
 

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Refugees -- Capt. Barton posted a media release on asylum seekers issued by the Ethnic Community Council of WA on WBHSN.

Capt. Barton drafted speech notes for the president of Benevolent Hands.

Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton drafted a letter for Benevolent Hands supporting an Iraqi refugee seeking entry to Australia under the humanitarian component of Australia's migration program.

Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton provided clerical support to a meeting of Benevolent Hands.

Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton drafted a notice for Benevolent Hands website advertising fundraising postcards, the printing of which Sgt Casselton had arranged. Sgt Casselton took charge of selling the postcards, she has sold 70 over a few days. The Melody Smith Gallery has also agreed to stock these postcards.

Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton donated a copy of Mitsuaki Iwago's Penguins to the Tribal Refugee Welfare of WA.

Provided information on WorkCover WA to a refugee injured while working as a security guard.

Sgt Casselton posted a link to the Music for Refugees project on WAIN.
 

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Rural and Regional Communities -- Donated 12 junior / young adult books to the English Language Friends Program at the Manjimup Community Resource Centre. Two books were donated by Lucy DelBusco, the remaining ten were bought by Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton. Cpl Oliver attached RHRL stickers and Maureen Barton delivered the books to MCRS.

With Benevolent Hands donated 30 young adult fiction and non-fiction books to the Greenbushes Community Resource Centre (GCRC). Capt. Barton and Sgt Casselton prepared the books for donation and Capt. Barton arranged their delivery to Greenbushes. The books were donated by Chisholm Catholic College. This support was acknowledged by GCRC with a ‘thank you’ card sent via RHRL Command HQ.

Sgt Casselton donated a copy of Bizarre Stories from World War Two to the Manjimup Branch of the Australian Red Cross for use as a raffle prize.

 

   
   

Priorities for Second Quarter 2014

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Provide Easter Eggs to Starick Services Woman’s Refuge
 

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Provide books on Australia and the two world wars to Benevolent Hands for their members.
 

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Provide gifts to residents at a nursing home who have no family or friends to provide them with gifts.
 

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Continue to feed homeless people
 

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Continue to provide books and magazines to hospitals, clinics and community organisations.
 

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 Continue to provide secretarial support for Benevolent Hands
 

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Recruitment

 

Yours in HRH service.

Capt. Sir Richard Ananda Barton KCOWL, MCM, MIOM, RHRL
1st Barton Platoon
Royal Hutt River Legion

   
     

 

   
      (Click thumbnails below for larger view)
 
     
               
      L-R: Sgt Casselton &
Cpl Oliver
  L-R: Sgt Casselton,
Cpl Oliver & Capt Sir Ananda Barton
  Cpl Oliver &
MIOM Certificate
     
Capt Sir Ananda & Sgt Casselton assisting the
Animal Protection Society of Western Australia

 

1st Michaux Platoon
(Saint Sever,  Department of Landes - FRANCE)

(English translation below French language report)
 

Voilà nous avons pus aider 4 familles de personne démunies ou ayant de très petit revenu financier, la première avec un chauffage au pétrole il avait eu des soucis de paiement de factures électricité  dans ces cas là ici il ne coupe pas mais ils réduisent la possibilité de consommation alors avec ce chauffage ils ont put passer un hiver correct , la seconde qui venait d'avoir un enfant et nous leur avons fourni un lit d'enfant avec son martelât et couvertures et vêtements pour le bébé. La troisième avec un sommier et un martelât quasiment neuf, ils dormaient sur un vieux matelas sur le sol, nous leurs avons donné aussi une table et deux chaises et une petite télévision. La quatrième avait aussi des soucis d'argent et c'était retrouvé avec le lave linge en panne nous leurs avons fourni un lave linge d'occasion mais en très bonne état.

 Comme toujours ce sont les plus démunis qui son très discret sur leur situation, c'est très enrichissant de pouvoir aider, la plus grande joie pour moi est de voir simplement le sourire des gens lorsque l'on leurs apportent de quoi améliorer leurs situations, je leur dit toujours que nous faisons cela pour la Principauté de Hut River que ils ne connaissent pas, et je leur expliquent que c'est notre rôle que de les aider au nom de la Royal Hutt River Legion qui a été créer par la regrettée Princesse Shirley.

 

English version:

Here we could help 4 families of  individuals destitute or with very little income.
First with an oil heater, they had some concerns about paying their electricity bills, in these instances, the company will not cut the power but restrict it to the bare minimum. The heater did enable them to pass a warm winter.
Second family just had a new child, and has been provided with cot with mattress and clothes for the baby.
Third family has been given a near new mattress with base to replace the old one they used on the bare floor, we gave them a table and two chairs and a small television set.
The fourth, having money problems, was left with a broken washing machine. We have provided them with a second hand washing machine in very good condition.

As always it is the poorest who 's very discreet about their situation, it is very rewarding to be able to help , the greatest joy for me is to see people just smile when you bring them stuff to improve their situations , I always told them that we are doing this on behalf of the Principality of Hutt River that they do not know , and I explain to them that it is our role to help them on behalf of the Royal Hutt River Legion who was created by the late Princess Shirley .


In HRH Service

BG Sir Philippe Michaux KCRO., OIOM., RHRDF
1st Michaux Platoon
Royal Hutt River Legion

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